1.    13 Feb 2016 #1
    Join Date : Feb 2016
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    Windows 10

    How to add custom folders to File Explorer > Navigation Pane > Desktop

    After installing Dropbox, I notice that there's now a custom link to the Dropbox folder in my File Explorer > Navigation Pane > Desktop list (see screenshot below).

    Does anyone know how I can add such (sym?)links to other directories on the computer?

    Specifically looking for ways to add to list in the "Desktop" section of Navigation Pane... not the "Quick access" list.

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    My thinking is... I'd like to consolidate shortcuts to my custom cloud storage folders. Right now there's OneDrive (built in to W10) and Dropbox, and I'd like to add similar links for my Google Drive, Amazon Cloud Drive, etc. directories. Trying to have them all appear together under "Desktop", rather than split between Desktop and Quick Access.
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  2.    14 Feb 2016 #2
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  3.    15 Feb 2016 #3
    Join Date : Dec 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro

    This might sound stupid but try to move these things to your main desktop screen and then they should show up there as well. Click image for larger version. 

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    As you can see in the picture I only have 2 things on my desktop which are the (Recycling bin)and a folder named 111 and in that folder I have a second folder named 222. And when I open up the file explorer window it show on the left side Quick access and then a little drop down arrow and then a desktop also with little drop down arrow. After click to make shore quick access is closed I then make shore desktop is open or expanded. And then I see "Onedrive","then User Account","This PC","Libraries","USB Drive","Network","Control Panel","Recycling Bin","111" now back in the day with computer running window xp and some other windows you would automatically see the icons on the desktop for things like Control panel and this pc and even some icons for a dial up connect that you would need to double click and then hear that anoying dialing sound. Well now with newer windows versions they kind of can hide those icons now that's why there in that section. So if you look at my desktop its all nice and clean but with the folder icon for 111 and the recycling bin.

    All you would need to do is make shore all the programs you want to show up on your desktop section on the left are on your main screen.Its simple. And if you don't want to show all of the icons all you need to do is just right click on your screen on a blank spot on your desktop and click on "View" and uncheck show desktop icons. And then they will all hide to show a clean background but they will still be on your desktop list.

    I know this is long winded but I hope this helps.
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